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Treasures of Laos

Laotian highlights  |  11 days

The crown jewel of Laos, and the starting point for this itinerary, is Luang Prabang, perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in South East Asia.  You will be charmed by this delightful UNESCO World Heritage city, known for its serene vats (temples) and classic architecture before taking a journey by traditional wooden riverboat to visit the famous caves of Pak Ou. The mysterious Plain of Jars in the north ends your tour of this wonderful country — relaxed, quietly contemplative and still less visited than its neighbours.


Day 1: Fly to Luang Prabang 

Days 2&3:Tour the World Heritage City of Luang Prabang 

Day 4:Travel by traditional wooden riverboat on the Mekong River to Pak Ou 

Day 5:Swim in the clear pools at the base of the spectacular waterfalls of Kuangsi 

Day 6:Fly to Xieng Khouang and visit the mysterious Plain of Jars 

Day 7:Fly to Vientiane, the capital city of Laos 

Day 8:Visit ethnic minority peoples/tribal villages 

Day 9:Explore Vientiane’s remarkable vats 

Day 10:Witness alms giving in Vientiane then fly to Bangkok 

Day 11:Arrive London


guide price £2,335 per person



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Fiona’s travel tips

FOR THE ACTIVE: Kayaking in Halong Bay.

MY FAVOURITE PLACE: Luang Prabang — sitting cross legged on the pavement at dawn watching the silent procession of orange-robed monks coming down the street towards me during the giving of alms.

BEST TIME TO GO : November to March


Cambodia: 14½ hours (indirect)
Laos: 15 hours (indirect)
Vietnam: 16 hours (indirect)


Clients’ comments 

“The Vietnam trip was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed it – memorable for all the right reasons. In particular the hotels were well-chosen and uniformly of a very high standard, and each had its own individual character. Our local guides were also excellent – friendly, efficient and very informative.” 

Andrew and Suzanne Mounstephen, Vietnam

“The trip was awesome. I think the best I can say for our group is that we did not want it to end. We are still talking about how wonderful it was.”

Mrs Kate Huey and family, Indochina

“A fascinating historical and cultural insight and a wonderful trip all round.”

Mr and Mrs Stephen Scott-Smith, Cambodia/Vietnam

“All made very easy for us which is what we wanted… Excellent choice of hotels and flights”.

Mr and Mrs Walter Johnson, Pandaw River Cruise, Vietnam/Cambodia